Why Should I Take AP Calculus? (New)
Why should you take AP Calculus? Well, because AP Addition and Subtraction would be too easy.
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does not stand for “before Christ.”
Instead…it is just slightly more advanced stuff than what you would learn in AB calculus. [Lecture hall of students learning calculus]
Here at Shmoop, we feel that everyone should take calculus.
Yes…we admit it sounds scary, but calculus is going to be your new BFF… whether you like it or not. [BFF calculus appears beside a girl]
Just think of him as an exchange student who’s living with you.
You can barely understand a word he says at first…
…but he’s not going anywhere for a while, so you might as well learn his language.
In calculus, you will learn about functions…graphs…and limits.
Create dizzying polar graphs, and take derivatives. It won’t hurt.
Maybe you’ll even learn a few ultra-smooth pick-up lines while you’re at it. [Man holding calculus formula sign]
“What’s your sign?”
In calculus, you’ll be able to do things you never dreamt of before.
Like…figure out when to sell your stocks, and strike gold. [Man holding cash and piles of gold land on top of him]
Or launch your little brother into Earth’s orbit.
Well…maybe you have dreamt of that one…
The icing on your delicious lemon butternut calculus cake? [Man with a lemon calculus cake]
You’ll gain life skills that will stay with you forever…no matter how many times you shower.
You will learn to question accepted beliefs…
…and to flaunt your individuality.
In the end, you will emerge sharper and tougher than ever before… [Man graduating from college]
…ready to take on the world.
And, if not…at least you’ll have an endless supply of calculus puns to show off on your next date.
So quiet your qualms.
We’ll make sure you derive your way to a perfect five.